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    2013 vintage concepts with some fresh pivots....

    2013 vintage concepts with some fresh pivots. Back in regular rotation after a season on the sidelines. Just in time for the great east coast wash out of 2020.
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    These look incredible. I have the same build....

    These look incredible. I have the same build. Fantastic low tide ripper, and surprisingly effortless in 6-8".
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    Just missed it that's all. I skied my Concepts...

    Just missed it that's all. I skied my Concepts for 3 years with factory tune, and loved them. I follow your description of where and how you recommend, just more curious from you or any (concept...
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    Scored a good deal on some P12s during the sales,...

    Scored a good deal on some P12s during the sales, so Concepts are getting re-mounted this year (they sat on the bench last year as I re-purposed their bindings for my Qs). They will get their first...
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    GPO in the standard build will kill it. Its...

    GPO in the standard build will kill it. Its outstanding on groomers for its size. Incredibly quick and easy to turn in pow and cut up. It's the one ski I own that I think I'd enjoy two versions of. ...
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    I was happy to read in that email, that there is...

    I was happy to read in that email, that there is still hope for a revised version of the custom build approach. With all potential caveats, e.g. (-10, +10 might not work, you might build it too...
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    All true (with the obvious custom build option...

    All true (with the obvious custom build option caveats...)
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    :FIREdevil:FIREdevil:FIREdevil

    :FIREdevil:FIREdevil:FIREdevil
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    So I was pretty much in the exact same boat as...

    So I was pretty much in the exact same boat as you last summer. Had been on my Kona Process 134 for three years, but started getting much more into weekend trips to the bike park. (I'm in Montreal so...
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    No experience with the UL layup, although the...

    No experience with the UL layup, although the Veneer will definitely add a bit of "chill" to that construction. That being said given what seems like a mostly touring application sounds like it will...
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    Siiiiiick. I've been ho humming between a - 10...

    Siiiiiick. I've been ho humming between a - 10 concept and and an MVP. This is the first mention I've seen of one being made.

    Excited to hear about that ski when you get it on snow. I neglected...
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    Had my Qs out in the creamiest mashed potatoes...

    Had my Qs out in the creamiest mashed potatoes yesterday. That ski might feel even cooler in the glop than in pow, the way the asym works is so much more pronounced when its arcing through that type...
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    I have the luxury medium volume in my Rx 130s....

    I have the luxury medium volume in my Rx 130s. Have very much enjoyed them. Coming from the stock, they added a decent amount of warmth, and molded nice and easy with the rice/sock method.
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    Need is the wrong operative word Thom :) Don't...

    Need is the wrong operative word Thom :)
    Don't get me wrong the GPO is awesome for its size as a groomer zoomer, but the PJ is a different story, I think you'd like em.

    Jong Lafitte; i have no...
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    3 Flex. Its perfect for me in that model. The...

    3 Flex. Its perfect for me in that model. The little extra forgiveness in bumps is appreciated, and the heavy core and veneer add the little extra damp for when the speeds get higher and snow gets...
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    FTW- See previous page for update from last trip....

    FTW- See previous page for update from last trip. They rip in bumps no doubt, but they do sooo much more really well.
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    Just wanted to give an update on my PJs (184...

    Just wanted to give an update on my PJs (184 Heavy Carbon, Veneer) along with a short TR.

    I packed my PJs trip for a trip to Reve and Kicking Horse this past week. February was a pretty dry...
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    I have 2018 Slayer...its a bit overkill for her....

    I have 2018 Slayer...its a bit overkill for her. And I freaking love it.
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    That's amazing. Thanks for the feedback on the...

    That's amazing. Thanks for the feedback on the bike. You mentioned the fork was not great, can you comment is the RockShox Judy Silver TK, similar in performance to the Sektor forks? I have ridden...
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    Phenomenal post Chicken. Only thing I would add...

    Phenomenal post Chicken.
    Only thing I would add is that for dedicated inbounds think long and hard about upping the core to the heavy hitter instead of stiffening the flex. Its a great way to add...
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    Thanks a lot for the tips. I hear you on the Hard...

    Thanks a lot for the tips. I hear you on the Hard tail vs. the Full sus. And good questions. If I'm being honest I'm not sure there's much desire on her part to "progress" beyond casual trail riding,...
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    Thoughts on the ROSCOE 8 for the Mrs

    So every time we go out on family rides, the wife keeps stealing my bike. Family rides are mostly flat'ish double track and mellow single track not much more than an hour at most (kids are 6 &8). I...
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    Yes, I can assure you of that. The heavy core is...

    Yes, I can assure you of that. The heavy core is incredibly smooth and stable through all types of rough snow. My build is Heavy 3 flex veneer carbon. At around 170 I find the combination of 3 flex...
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    Good points. Still think the GPO is worth...

    Good points.

    Still think the GPO is worth considering. My impression from the OP was that Mrs liked the playfulness of the JJ just wanted to size down and increase stability. For me the biggest...
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    Given your storm chasing habits, honestly the GPO...

    Given your storm chasing habits, honestly the GPO sounds pretty perfect. I find the Q better at resort chop, but the GPO is the overall more user friendly ski, and doesn't require nearly as much fall...
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    I spent a couple of seasons on JJs. I think the...

    I spent a couple of seasons on JJs. I think the transition to a GPO would be pretty seamless. While the splay is more subtle (atleast than my first gen JJ) the rocker length on the GPO is still...
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    5,11 170. 182. Never felt short to me, and feels...

    5,11 170. 182. Never felt short to me, and feels more substantial than my 187 GPO or 187 Protest
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    I've always felt like comparing the BG to the Q...

    I've always felt like comparing the BG to the Q and the GPO is not really an apples to apples situation.

    The primary function of the BG is a pow ski, with iterative development over the years to...
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    Yeah I appreciate this sentiment a lot and I...

    Yeah I appreciate this sentiment a lot and I don't doubt that the Rx probably borders on perfect design. I ski a lot of the year on small hills in eastern Quebec and the terrain is not always that...
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    Never have actually, and no real good reason...

    Never have actually, and no real good reason either I just always been attracted to Keith's weirder less conventional designs. However the last two seasons on the PJs though have shown me that he...
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    Pretty much this in a nutshell. I now own the...

    Pretty much this in a nutshell.

    I now own the GPO, ProTest, Quixote, Piste Jib and the Concept. The Concept is the most unique skiing experience I've had. Mine are 5 seasons strong and I want to...
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    Commented on this a few times, but the Q is...

    Commented on this a few times, but the Q is absolutely amazing at transitioning through different types of snow conditions, its just insane at how consistent it is and how little thinking is needed....
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    Poll: I have PJs and Qs with Heavy Carbon Veneer....

    I have PJs and Qs with Heavy Carbon Veneer. Whenever I go back to my Enduro/Carbon/Nylon GPOs, and try and ski with the same reckless abandon, I get tossed around like crazy. I used to be much better...
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    Right on Muggy. Talk about delayed gratification,...

    Right on Muggy. Talk about delayed gratification, nice to see those out on snow. Sounds like a great day for a trial run too. My first days were on bullet proof man made, admittedly not there natural...
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    Thanks Chicken I'm 297! , This year its back to...

    Thanks Chicken I'm 297! , This year its back to the interior, but just another reason to plan a trip to the PNW. Hiked for 8" of wet pow on top of grass this past weekend on the Qs, so fun.
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    I certainly haven't but I'd love to try 2019 with...

    I certainly haven't but I'd love to try 2019 with the asym given how much I love my Qs. Shape looks incredible.
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    Similar to Chicken i'm on 4 flexes of both. ...

    Similar to Chicken i'm on 4 flexes of both.

    Chicken's summary is spot on. I think the Q has the bigger learning curve, but it really rewards the time you put into figuring it out (whereas the GPO...
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    Yeah If I remember correctly the recommended...

    Yeah If I remember correctly the recommended mount is -6 or -7?, which is where I am.
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    Qs killed it on the WROD today. Conditions were...

    Qs killed it on the WROD today. Conditions were pure shit fuck with 3x the safe number of skiers...aka pure opening day bliss, and I loved every second on them.

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    As a life long ECer, I can tell you most Praxis...

    As a life long ECer, I can tell you most Praxis skis will ruin ice due to their ginsu tune. If you tossed your s3s you could replace with some Piste Jibs (just under 100mm). Its a great all rounder;...
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    I guess what I'm getting at is that the Q works...

    I guess what I'm getting at is that the Q works best when you you take that approach across literally all snow conditions (to the extent possible). I think Thom has mentioned a few times, and I...
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    5-10 days was about what it took for me. The...

    5-10 days was about what it took for me. The eureka moment was really when I actually stopped thinking of them as two different skis, and more of a single platform...if that makes any sense.
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    Having skied my Qs for probably 20 days last...

    Having skied my Qs for probably 20 days last season, and a lot of it on hardpack, I know exactly what you are describing. I remember when I was still figuring these skis out, trying to link "slalom"...
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    x 1000 These skis look amazing. I'm saving up...

    x 1000

    These skis look amazing. I'm saving up for a trip this year, but damn they look nice. Maybe when my GPOs die.
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    Yeah this is definitely how it begins. ...

    Yeah this is definitely how it begins.

    Regarding the RX, Betelgeuse has skied more skis in the last few years than most people will in a liftetime and seems to have settled on the Rx as "the one",...
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    This. There are so many options in the...

    This.


    There are so many options in the Praxis lineup that would fit your bill, ranging from more conventionial to more unique along a spectrum like this RX>GPO>Quixote>Concept. The benefit of...
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    Thom pretty sure the problem is you got a pair of...

    Thom pretty sure the problem is you got a pair of Keith's limited edition tip dive version (TDV). For obvious reasons these didn't do so well. You should probably sell to a mag for cheap.
    Betel,...
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    Hell yeah nice to see these Chicken. They look...

    Hell yeah nice to see these Chicken. They look awesome!
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    Dammit JMARs so trying to stay out of the fray...

    Dammit JMARs so trying to stay out of the fray this year but that Circus Art Tattoo is sooo sick. Eyeballing that skinny protest, the shape looks amazing (nice choice) and black bases rule.
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    My brother in law has super 7s in a 188 so i got...

    My brother in law has super 7s in a 188 so i got a few laps on it. GPO is a spot on replacement. I didn't mind the supers but they didn't excite me. Keith even dropped the super 7 as a reference...
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